The minor is a part of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, a program within the College of Arts and Letters.

The professional minor in business Italian is intended for students who wish to consolidate and improve their knowledge of Italian in the areas of business and economics. The main aim of the minor is to teach students Italian commercial and technical vocabulary and trade customs in conjunction with practice in the art of commercial communication, including letter writing, interviews, and simultaneous interpretation in Italian. Students acquire a greater knowledge of Italian as well as a deeper understanding of Italian business, economy, and politics, and the influence that Italian society has on them.

The minor comprises two linguistic components, one translation component, one culture component, and two profession-specific linguistic components.

The requirement for a minor in business Italian is 18 credit hours.

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